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Vahid Eshraghi

Vahid Eshraghi

Toronto, ON, CA

 
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About 

I, Vahid Eshraghi, am an architectural designer and photographer. I started studying architecture in 2002 at Islamic Azad University Tehran Central Branch. After graduating from bachelor studies, I obtained rank 3 in the entrance exam for graduate studies in Architectural Technology in 2009. I entered the University of Tehran, where I had the chance to probe into new computational design and manufacturing techniques, tools and theories. In 2011 pattern fascination led me to a research-based design as my thesis on algorithmic development of Iranian Islamic patterns and their potential for novel implementation in architecture and structure. Afterwards, I began studying the Master of Architecture and Urbanism at the AA School of Architecture (Design Research Lab). I had the chance to learn from Patrik Schumacher as the studio tutor and Theodore Spyropoulos and Alisa Andrasek as my tutors. Working with Patrik Schumacher who is a distinguished theorist as well as the Zaha Hadid partner brought me the opportunity to learn and practice principles of parametricism and new generative design approaches in the process of developing my studio project on parametric semiology which aimed to propose a prototypical system of design for a fashion center. In May 2013, I joined Zaha Hadid Architect, where I was working on the num­ber of projects such as developing the design of a complex façade for Morpheus Hotel at the “City of Dreams” in Macau. In 2014 I returned to Iran and continued my research on patterns and computational design by teaching as a visiting professor at Islamic Azad University and Art Uni­versity of Tehran as well as setting up design research workshops on computational structures, kinetic facades and architecture in fashion at Contemporary Architects Association. In parallel to my academic activities, I began my professional practices by founding VEA Studio in 2014. In VEA Studio, I started implementing my researches on patterns, computational design and advanced digital manufactur­ing in real projects, including residential, educational, commercial and interior designs in Iran and Canada. In 2018 I started my collaboration with LuxMea studio researching on generative design systems as well as large scale 3d printing technologies. LuxMea Studio is researching the genera­tive structural systems as a permanent resident research company in Autodesk Technology Center in Toronto.

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Employment 

LuxMea Studio, Parametric designer

Jan 2018 - current
 

VEA studio, Toronto, Founder/Architect

May 2014 - current
 

Contemporary Architects Association, Tehran, IR, Member of academic board

Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
 

Design Name, Tehran, IR, Architect

Jan 2014 - May 2014
 

Zaha Hadid Architects, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

May 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Education 

Sep 2011 - Jan 2013
 

College of Fine art and Architecture, Tehran University, Tehran, IR, MArch, Architectural Technology

Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
 

Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, IR/ Art & Architecture Faculty, BArch, Architectural Engineering

Sep 2002 - Sep 2008
 

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